Bariatric Patients

Caring for the bariatric resident

Navigating the tumultuous road of caring for bariatric residents is a challenge faced by many long-term care facilities today. Using the right equipment or technology on the right type of patient will help both the resident and the caregiver and affect the right clinical outcome.

Drive Medical introduces bariatric rollator

Drive Medical introduces bariatric rollator

A new bariatric rollator from Drive Medical has a 400-pound weight capacity.

DETECTO introduces wheelchair scale

DETECTO introduces wheelchair scale

DETECTO has introduced a wall-mount wheelchair scale with a fold-up storage design.

Big challenges ahead for therapy

Big challenges ahead for therapy

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A few years ago, my consulting company had the opportunity to work with a facility to implement a bariatric unit within a skilled nursing facility. This would seem an easy task, but the facility ended up in major renovations for a variety of reasons.